Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

Yeovil Express: Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

A GREYHOUND rehoming centre is looking for pet lovers to adopt a dog.

The Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust is inundated with black-furred greyhounds looking for homes as they come to the end of their racing careers.

DSRGT volunteer Susie Radford told the News: “It’s true that black greyhounds seem to appear less appealing to some people who come to adopt from us, which is rather surprising as all the dogs in the care of the RGT will make loving companions, irrespective of colour.”

To help or find out more, call the Dorset & Somerset RGT on 01823-480835 or visit dorset.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk

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3:12pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Zoon_Politikon says...

It’s a never-ending conveyor belt of greyhounds looking for a home, all dumped by the racing industry when of no further use or value. The plight of greyhounds bred for racing in Britain is now covered in a new book: Behind the Lights, the Tote and the Non-starters, available from non-profit making group Action for Greyhounds.
It’s a never-ending conveyor belt of greyhounds looking for a home, all dumped by the racing industry when of no further use or value. The plight of greyhounds bred for racing in Britain is now covered in a new book: Behind the Lights, the Tote and the Non-starters, available from non-profit making group Action for Greyhounds. Zoon_Politikon
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9:38am Mon 21 Apr 14

Greytexploitations says...

Commercial dog racing - funded and controlled by the gambling industry - is dependent on inherent cruel practices for it's financial viability.
The culling of healthy puppies that fail to chase the mechanical lure or are too slow to 'make the grade'
The destruction of dogs that sustain treatable but 'career ending' injuries on the dangerously configured tracks designed purely for the spectator.
The destruction of healthy greyhounds deemed no longer suitable as a 'betting product' - too old or slow - if no retirement home can be found.
In 2011 the racing industry failed to account for over 10,000 greyhounds bred for British racing - despite much of the data collected by them via the GBGB 'Retirement Forms'
"Greyhound racing is a self-regulating gambling business that depends on the uncontrolled breeding and unaccountable disappearance of thousands of dogs every year. That is a situation that is unacceptable and indefensible" ~ Annette Crosbie OBE
http://greytexploita
tions.com/
Commercial dog racing - funded and controlled by the gambling industry - is dependent on inherent cruel practices for it's financial viability. The culling of healthy puppies that fail to chase the mechanical lure or are too slow to 'make the grade' The destruction of dogs that sustain treatable but 'career ending' injuries on the dangerously configured tracks designed purely for the spectator. The destruction of healthy greyhounds deemed no longer suitable as a 'betting product' - too old or slow - if no retirement home can be found. In 2011 the racing industry failed to account for over 10,000 greyhounds bred for British racing - despite much of the data collected by them via the GBGB 'Retirement Forms' "Greyhound racing is a self-regulating gambling business that depends on the uncontrolled breeding and unaccountable disappearance of thousands of dogs every year. That is a situation that is unacceptable and indefensible" ~ Annette Crosbie OBE http://greytexploita tions.com/ Greytexploitations
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